Solved

Suggestions to deploy solution to run Autocad 2013 for Remote Users

Posted on 2014-02-13
2
585 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-17
Hello Experts,

I was recently asked to look into a solution to run Autocad 2013 Civil 3d for 5 remote users. Currently they have been working all from their own workstations at their own location then upload their projects to a cloud storage to share projects between them. It looks that this method is not very efficient.

My first idea was to run Terminal Services from their central office, but after doing some research it looks that TS is not supported to run Autocad and people that have tried it have horrible problems.

My second idea was to run virtual PCs under a Vmware Hypervisor at their central office. They could VPN then RDP into their own Virtual PC and run autocad each on their own VM. I dont know if this would work but apparently people have deployed vmware view to allow this.

If anyone has an idea or has tried this I would greatly appreciate it you could point me to any solution available.

Thank you,
0
Comment
Question by:Carlos M
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Dirk Kotte earned 500 total points
ID: 39864118
i would suggest to test XenDesktop from Citrix.
If you have external users with the need of performant (3d) rendering, you need fast, secure access and the possibility to provide Hardware 3D-power within the VDI-Session.
With Xendesktop and the citrix-xenserver (included within the license) you have all this options.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Carlos M
ID: 39864957
Thanks for your response.
Yes after doing more research I did see that this platform is the only one that supports running the 3D capabilities. I will need to do some more research and see if my customer is willing to go this route. Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As an IT person for a call center we are always looking for tools to make our jobs easier. Well I found the ultimate application for the job. SmartCode VNC Manager gets the job done. Its easy to get up and running just run the wizard to pul…
At the beginning of the year, the IT world was taken hostage by the shareholders of LogMeIn. Their free product, which had been free for ten years, all of the sudden became a "pay" product. Now, I am the first person who will say that software maker…
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now